Catherine Riou

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The molecular events involved in the establishment and maintenance of CD4+ central memory and effector memory T cells (TCM and TEM, respectively) are poorly understood. In this study, we demonstrate that ex vivo isolated TCM are more resistant to both spontaneous and Fas-induced apoptosis than TEM and have an increased capacity to proliferate and persist in(More)
Co-2 is one of the R-genes against anthracnose identified in common bean. A RAPD marker, cloned as PvH20, was previously shown to contain 6 imperfect leucine-rich-repeats and to reveal a family of related sequences in the vicinity of the Co-2 locus. Using PvH20 as probe, a genomic clone and 2 partial cDNAs were isolated. DNA sequencing revealed that the 6.1(More)
Studies of the interaction between Arabidopsis thaliana and the necrotrophic fungal pathogen Sclerotinia sclerotiorum have been hampered by the extreme susceptibility of this model plant to the fungus. In addition, analyses of the plant defense response suggested the implication of a complex interplay of hormonal and signaling pathways. To get a deeper(More)
A 1.64-kb cDNA encoding an Arabidopsis thaliana mevalonate kinase (MK) was cloned by complementation of the erg 12-1 mutation affecting MK in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae, and the nucleotide sequence was determined. The longest open reading frame encodes a protein of 378 amino acids (aa) with a predicted molecular mass of 40,650 Da. A striking feature(More)
Chronic activation of T cells is a hallmark of HIV-1 infection and plays an important role in disease progression. We previously showed that the engagement of the inhibitory receptor programmed death (PD)-1 on HIV-1-specific CD4(+) and CD8(+) T cells leads to their functional exhaustion in vitro. However, little is known about the impact of PD-1 expression(More)
The persistence of central memory CD4(+) T cells (T(CM) cells) is a major correlate of immunological protection in HIV/AIDS, as the rate of T(CM) cell decline predicts HIV disease progression. In this study, we show that T(CM) cells and effector memory CD4(+) T cells (T(EM) cells) from HIV(+) elite controller (EC) subjects are less susceptible to(More)
For the first time, the behaviour of tobacco cell suspensions submitted to four porphyrins was described. The potential killer effect of these photosensitizers on tobacco cells was evaluated. Biological results were correlated with photophysical properties and the reactive oxygen species production capacity of tested compounds. Surprisingly, the anionic(More)
It is now well established that the cytokine environment influences the activation, differentiation, proliferation and death of T lymphocytes during the primary response to antigen. Using an in vitro model, we investigated the influence of IL-4, added at the onset of TCR stimulation, on phenotypic and functional markers of naive CD8+ T cell activation(More)
In Arabidopsis thaliana, two genes encoding phytochelatin synthase (PCS; EC 2.3.2.15), AtPCS1 and AtPCS2, have been identified. Until now, only AtPCS1 was shown to play a role in response to Cd. To gain insight into the putative role of AtPCS2, three Cd concentrations (50, 100 and 200 μM) and long-term exposure (7 days) were tested on 1-week-old A. thaliana(More)
Retention of metal cations by the cell wall is a common process found in plants in response to stress induced by the presence of trace metals (TMs). In this study conducted on a tomato cell suspension culture, cadmium (Cd) and zinc (Zn) were added to the medium at maximal concentrations of 0.5 and 2 mM, respectively. We showed that around 50 % of Zn or Cd(More)